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High Court allows borough to challenge London mayor's hotel tower consent

High Court allows borough to challenge London mayor's hotel tower consent

A High Court judge has granted the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea permission to bring a judicial review against London mayor Sadiq Khan's decision to grant planning permission for a 30-storey tower on the site of an existing hotel.

Southwark backs 4,000 home scheme with affordable housing ratio that puts applicant at "risk"

Southwark backs 4,000 home scheme with affordable housing ratio that puts applicant at "risk"

Southwark Council has resolved to grant consent for a south-east London mixed-use scheme which could deliver close to 4,000 homes, after planners advised that its promised minimum proportion of 35 per cent affordable housing was pushing the scheme's current viability to the limits.

Manchester uses enforcement powers to close down four unlawful shisha bars

Manchester uses enforcement powers to close down four unlawful shisha bars

Manchester City Council has used planning enforcement powers to stop four businesses illegally operating as shisha bars and to sieze and destroy £10,000 worth of their property.

Government reveals recipients of £95m high street regeneration cash

Government reveals recipients of £95m high street regeneration cash

The Midlands is the biggest regional winner from a new £95 million government cash injection to revitalise heritage buildings in high streets across England.

Government names 100 'Town Deals' areas to share £3.6bn fund

Government names 100 'Town Deals' areas to share £3.6bn fund

The government has invited 100 places across England to develop proposals to invest up to £25 million each to help "transform" their "economic growth prospects".

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